RIM Introduces BlackBerry Playbook, the 7-inch Tablet

BlackBerry called its latest tablet the Playbook, throwing away the previous speculation that it might be called the BlackPad. It was shown at BlackBerry Developer Conference 2010.

Meet the BlacBerry PlayBook with a new BlackBerry OS. It supports Adobe Flash 10.1 Support and Adobe Air, HTML 5. Uses Dual Core for processing power and has 1 GB of RAM. It has out-of-the-box BlackBerry Integration with BlackBerry Servers around the World. It is just 9.7mm thick. The PlayBook is based on a platform designed by QNX  and will have full OpenGL and POSIX support.

Well, we have to see the real thing. As the conference is still on-going as of this writing, we shall see the reports after that. Thanks, Engadget for the great and prompt coverage.

Update: Specifications and official video

  • 7-inch LCD, 1024 x 600, WSVGA, capacitive touch screen with full multi-touch and gesture support
  • BlackBerry Tablet OS with support for symmetric multiprocessing
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • 1 GB RAM
  • Dual HD cameras (3 MP front facing, 5 MP rear facing), supports 1080p HD video recording
  • Video playback: 1080p HD Video, H.264, MPEG, DivX, WMV
  • Audio playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • HDMI video output
  • Wi-Fi – 802.11 a/b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • Connectors: microHDMI, microUSB, charging contacts
  • Open, flexible application platform with support for WebKit/HTML-5, Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Adobe Mobile AIR, Adobe Reader, POSIX, OpenGL, Java
  • Ultra thin and portable:
  • Measures 5.1″x7.6″x0.4″ (130mm x 193mm x 10mm)
  • Weighs less than a pound (approximately 0.9 lb or 400g)
  • RIM intends to also offer 3G and 4G models in the future.

Click Here to BlackBerry PlayBook Official Site